California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law over the weekend that mandates “gender-neutral toy sections” for large retailers with more than 500 employees; a move critics say is “woke” culture encroaching on private business.
“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Saturday signed Low’s legislation, Assembly Bill 1084, which will force large retailers to have non-gendered toy sections starting in 2024. Proponents said the requirement will help consumers comparison shop and also tamp down on gender stereotypes that hurt children who play with toys marketed to a different gender. Detractors said the law infringes on business owners’ freedom to market their products and lay out their stores as they see fit,” reports the Washington Post.
California mandates gender-neutral toy aisles for large retailers.
Not in Texas.
In Texas, it is businesses — NOT government — that decide how they display their merchandise. https://t.co/zZuLqwfX0e
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 10, 2021
“Keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products and incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate,” the new law reads.
California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law requiring large retail stores to provide gender neutral toy sections under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.https://t.co/vjP4Gkqij2
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 10, 2021
“Traditionally children’s toys and products have been categorized by a child’s gender. In retail this has led to the proliferation of [science, technology, engineering and mathematics]-geared toys in a ‘boys’ section and toys that direct girls to pursuits such as caring for a baby, fashion, and domestic life,” one California lawmaker wrote. “The segregation of toys by a social construct of what is appropriate for which gender is the antithesis of modern thinking.”
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
CUOMO DEFIANT: NY Gov Says He Will Not ‘Bow to Cancel Culture,’ Blasts ‘Reckless’ Democrats
Embattled New York Governor refused to resign Friday during a live conference call with members of the press; saying he was elected by “the people and not politicians” and he still “has a job to do.”
“I’m not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people,” said the Governor. “This is all I’m going to say about this topic at the time. I have a job to do. I’ve been doing it for 11 years. Everything that I have learned I am bringing to the table at this moment.”
“That’s what I’m going to focus on,” he added. The people of this state have known me for 40 years,” he added.
“I won’t speculate about people’s possible motives but i can tell you as a former attorney general who has gone through this situation many times, there are often many motivations for making an allegation and that is why you need to know the facts before you make decision,” he said.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ERIC TRUMP: Businesses That Sever Ties with Trump Organization Bowing to ‘Cancel Culture’
Eric Trump ripped dozens of large corporations this week after they severed ties the Trump Organization after last week’s Capitol Hill incursion; saying the companies are simply bowing to “cancel culture.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 14, 2021
“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” Trump told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday. “If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you.”
“You have a man who would get followed to the ends of the Earth by a hundred million Americans. He created the greatest political movement in American history and his opportunities are endless,” he added.
Read the full report here.